Former FNC White House Reporter Accused of Rape

Fox’s Good Day New York Host Greg Kelly, a former White House reporter for Fox News between 2005 and 2007, has been accused of raping a woman in Manhattan. He strongly denies the charge.

The story was first reported in the NYT this morning and has been repeated in a number of New York publications and TV outlets. The D.A.’s office is investigating. As the account goes, Kelly, a former Marine fighter pilot, met the woman, who is reportedly in her late 20s, early 30s, on the street in October and took her for drinks at the South Street Seaport. After drinks they visited the law firm where she worked. She claims the assault occurred there.

New York Newsday‘s Verne Gay wrote a story on the accusation against Kelly this morning and reprinted a profile he wrote on him back in 2003 when Kelly was an embed for Fox News. Forget about being unbiased. He prefaced the piece, saying, “It’s a positive profile for a reason – he was a very good embed.”

Kelly did not appear on Good Day New York this morning. He is the son of New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who is weighing a mayoral run.